If you own a Macbook device and have a doubt related to its performance, you should check both hardware and software of your device to make sure it remains in proper working condition. For this, good companies involved in Mac device testing in Jabalpur recommend you considering different parameters to check whether the software a Mac device runs smoothly.
Key Parameters to Test Macbook Hardware
Use of General Apple Diagnostics
You should launch Apple Diagnostics and begin the process by turning off first later turning on the Mac device. Once the power button is pressed, one should hold the D key. Users have to continue holding the key until the diagnostic tool shows the option of selecting a language.
With the help of arrow keys present on the device’s keyboard, you should navigate towards the language according to your requirements and click on the return key. The complete testing process needs 2minutes to 3minutes.
If you get the message of no issues found, your device is in proper working condition. On the other side, if you get reference codes related to issues, you should contact the experts of Macbook device testing in Jabalpur for the identification of bugs and debugging process of your Macbook device.
Testing the Hard Drive
If you want to check the health of your hard drive device, you should use SMART utility for the interpretation of the smart data present in your hard drive. Interpretation of the SMART data is essential to avoid data loss in case the hard drive crashes completely. You should use the utilities after every hour automatically to get notifications related to the detection of a new problem.
Testing of the RAM/Memory
RAM or Random Access Memory is an important component of a computer. Whenever you launch any application on your Mac, it needs a specific part of the memory to operate. In this situation, technological experts of Macbook device testing in Jabalpur recommend you take an important step i.e. find out the memory possessed by your Mac device.
For this, you only have to click on the logo highlighting Apple on the Mac screen and select the option ‘about this device’ or anything similar. Here the Memory line will highlight the list containing the exact amount of RAM in GigaBytes (GB), its operating speed in MHz, and the DDR your Mac device is using.
Role of System Report and Activity Monitor to Check Memory
You should click on System Report and navigate to the section of Memory to identify any information. Here, you will find different RAM sticks installed, which is also an important thing to consider if you have to upgrade the device. macOS gives you a detailed status report of the existing condition of the device’s RAM.
Activity Monitor is a small application present in the ‘Utilities’ folder of a Macbook device. It gives information about whatever runs on your Macbook device. You may even use this for finding the amount of memory used by your available apps.
Now, to test the RAM performance, technological experts of Mac device testing in Jabalpur use the following important tool-
Apple User Diagnostics
RAM testing by the help of Apple User Diagnostic is easy. Accordingly-
- You have to restart your Mac device and hold the D button once it restarts.
- If you follow the right procedure, your computer will boot into Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics depending on the age of your Mac device.
Testing of the CPU/Processor Unit
Your CPU works in parallel with your RAM, because of which, you should essentially test the performance of your Mac device’s processing unit. For this, Macbook device testing in Jabalpur experts will launch the Activity Monitor application.
The use of Terminal to perform the stress test commands and the Activity Monitor tool are essential to monitoring the usage of your CPU completely. For this, you should launch the Activity Monitor application on the Mac device before you should start the Terminal commands. After this, you have to open the tab of CPU to view its usage.
The window helps you view each of the procedures, which operate in real-time on your PC. You will get a graph at the lower area of the window, which shows the load of your CPU and idle time of your device. Besides, it also shows the time, for which a user uses the CPU and the time used by your system. Activity Monitor also lets you view the numbers of individual procedures and threads operate at a specific time.
A stress test helps your CPU to push to its limit. Thus, when you perform the stress test properly, you will expect to get the proper functioning of your central processing unit.
Particularly, engineers involved in Macbook device testing in Jabalpur consider the Yes test as the most cited stress test for Macbook users. The Yes test not only puts your CPU through its right paces but it also tests your device’ cooling system and highlights the ways to prevent the CPU overheating condition.
The best thing is that the concept and technique are simple, where you have to give a command to the CPU to evoke an affirmative ‘Yes’ response repeatedly. You should perform this step for each CPU core to make sure of its 100percent utilization and allow it to run for a few hours to detect its failure.
Key Parameters to Test MacOS for Macbook
Good companies conducting macOS and iOS device testing in Jabalpur consider the following parameters to test the performance of macOS installed in Macbook. Here, the main objective is to have a smooth operating system both when the device remains idle and when it has tons of workload.
Testing of Fonts in Macbook
Each of the applications, which display texts on the computer screen, loads multiple fonts whenever it starts. Microsoft Word and Adobe in Design load each of the available fonts while other applications load only a particular system font. In simple words, fonts are useful in everything you perform on your Mac device. If your Macbook has corrupted or damaged fonts, it will slow down the performance of your device and causes the weird behavior of your applications. Hence, it is essential to make sure that everything works properly in the fonts section. For this-
- You should navigate to the Applications folder and open the Font Book.
- You get a window that shows three columns and the center column highlights each of the fonts present on your system.
- Highlight a particular font in the respective column and choose the option of Select All from the Edit Menu.
- After you get the screen, you have to choose to Validate Fonts from the highlighted file menu.
- Your Font Book will take a few minutes to check the fonts and to find the issues.
- The resultant window will display three different categories, which are No Errors or Warnings in green color, Errors and Warnings in yellow color, and Errors in red color.
- Warnings in most of the cases are duplicate fonts, which you may ignore, as Macbook applications know the ways to handle them. You may delete such apps to stay safe.
- However, you should follow the recommendations given by the engineers handling macOS and iOS device testing in Jabalpur to resolve the errors right away. Accordingly, you should prepare a note of various fonts, which are in the list of errors, select the respective offenders, and delete them.
- Finally, you should perform the font check again with each of the removed errors. You will get the result as green checkmarks.
In some cases, removed fonts may load in the macOS memory and its applications. Hence, to avoid the situation, you should restart your Mac device to avoid loading of the removed fonts. Once your Macbook restarts, you should empty its operating system trash to overcome the damaged fonts.
Macbook Software Update
You may usually identify vulnerabilities and bugs in your Macbook device. Positively, Apple regularly launches software updates to resolve the bugs and introduce innovative features to the existing operating system.
To make sure that your Macbook has the updated software, you should visit the App Store and click on the Updates tab for installing whatever is available. This will bring the latest versions to your Apple applications and macOS apps while addressing the known software-related bugs. Your third-party apps need software updates. Hence, you should check the software programs on your computer to look for available updates.
Disk Utility Test
Last, but not the least, good companies associated with macOS and iOS device testing in Jabalpur perform disk utility tests, which is applicable for both HDDs and SSDs. You should use an in-built disk utility powered by Apple to perform a quick checkup of each of the drives and their partitions. This is effective and the fastest way to detect the proper order of block accounting, formatting, and volume bitmaps.
Operating a Macbook device powered by Apple gives a wonderful experience. However, you have to check it regularly to identify and debug its errors to assure of its smooth performance.